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Re: switching font backends in .emacs.desktop causes crash

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: switching font backends in .emacs.desktop causes crash
Date: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:14:53 +0100

martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

>>> This looks like Bug#23386: Segfault when messing with font-backend.
>> It is in fact exactly that. I tried the patch there, it works for
>> me.
> Which one did you try?  Noam's or Dmitry's?


>> How come it never went in?
> Bceause Eli normally doesn't use X.  And Dmitry left us a month later
> because we offended him after he broke the tooltip code on NS.  Maybe
> we have better luck with Noam.

OK. Iʼm unlikely to be using X much in the near future, and the cause
is pretty obscure, so thereʼs no hurry for it to go in. [1]


[1]  And in the glorious GTK only future, there will be only one font
     backend :-)

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